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October 17, 2014

Update: Woman Taken Ill at Pentagon Does Not Have Ebola

Based on the public health investigation, which included the travel history of a woman who became ill this morning in a Pentagon parking lot, and on questioning of her by medical staff, medical authorities are confident that she does not have Ebola.
October 17, 2014

Arlington Responds to Possible Ebola Case

At about 9:10 a.m. today, Pentagon Police officers identified a woman in the Pentagon South Parking Lot, around lanes 17-19, who was ill and vomiting. Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) was notified and responded immediately with both emergency ...
September 13, 2014

Minor Electrical Fire Displaces 109 Residents

Arlington County firefighters and building inspectors responded to a minor electrical fire 1930 Columbia Pike; there were no injuries. The buildings remain without power; property management is placing approximately 109 residents in nearby hotels.
September 08, 2014

Media Alert: Arlington Remembers 9/11

Arlington County Government invites residents to join their neighbors, County officials and first responders to commemorate the lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day.
Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards
August 19, 2014

Arlington Sheriff Wins Federal Certification for New Jail Safety Standards

The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized the Arlington County Detention Facility as the first jail in the National Capital Region to meet national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. The measures were established two years ago by a federal commission.
August 14, 2014

Army Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in Honor of Arlington County Fire Department

Ceremony held Aug. 20, 9am, at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. Media must register by Aug. 19.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
June 24, 2014

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Early this morning, smoke alarms saved the lives of a sleeping family in Arlington. This family survived because they had working smoke alarms in the home and knew exactly what to do in a fire emergency. This incident is a reminder for everyone that working smoke alarms save lives; ACFD urges everyone to install and regularly check smoke alarms.
June 16, 2014

New Alert System Brings Instant Emergency Warnings; Where and When You Need Them for Arlington County Residents and Visitors

New emergency alert system being rolled out on June 25, 2014 Residents and visitors need to register to receive emergency alerts More notification options and enhanced capabilities
Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student
May 27, 2014

Arlington County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship to Wakefield High Student

The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, on May 27, 2014 presented Arlington resident Kiana Carter a $1,000 scholarship
May 23, 2014

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The cost of preparing your family for an emergency will drop the week of May 25-31, National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
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